Monday, September 16, 2019

What Have I Done? - Korean Cheetos

Korean Cheetos  - H-Mart
I'm aware that the majority of reviews this year have been negative, and I don't know if it's because after all these years my palette has become more discerning, or if food companies are totally phoning it in. If it's the latter, is it an American-exclusive issue, or a worldwide epidemic? 
To test that theory, here we have two flavors of Korean Cheetos: White Corn Soup and Smoky BBQ.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Chocolate and Mint for Cookies? Groundbreaking.

Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo  - Target
Are you even a food blogger anymore if you don't try weird new Oreos? What was once fun, rare, and unique has now become a monotonous status quo. A food blogger blinks, and Oreo releases three more flavors. Can you keep up with it? And more importantly, are they even worth it? 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Like a Tastykake Time Forgot

Chocolate Banana Mochi Pie Cookies  - H-Mart
Is it a cookie? A pie? Mochi? All of the above! This mish-mash of a product was just too intriguing to ignore.
Inside the bag are tiny individually wrapped cookies. And when I say "tiny," I mean it. These are easily one bite, two if you want to be dainty. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Starburst on Steroids

Sweet & Sour Hi-Chew  - H-Mart
If you've never experienced a Hi-Chew, you're missing out. These are Starburst on steroids. I introduced my fiancee to these candies when we started dating, and since he loves all things chewy, they quickly became one of his favorite candies. 
Thankfully they are getting more traction here in America. A few years ago I could only find them in Asian markets, but now big chains like Target, Walmart, and 7-Eleven regularly keep them in stock. It's beautiful. Still, for the more unique flavors and mixes, the Asian markets can't be beat. I grabbed these at H-Mart and I'm excited to give them a try since I have NEVER had a bad flavor of Hi-Chew, but you know what they say? Never say never.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Why Does Everyone Like These? (Am I Missing Something?)

Milka Oreo Chocolate Bar  - Don't Remember
Oreo must be stopped. I get it, they're "Milk's favorite cookie." (Debatable.) But things are just getting out of hand. Adding less than a dollar's worth of Oreo pieces to pretty much everything does not magically turn it into a premium product. It's a waste of money is what it is! Sprinkle one or maybe two cookie's worth on top of a doughnut, all of a sudden that plain doughnut is twice the price. Mix a cookie or two into cream cheese? BOOM! Fancy! I get it, but, I don't get it.

Monday, August 26, 2019

I Love A Good Gimmick

Karma Probiotic Drinks  - Aldi
I hate diet drinks, but I bought this anyway because I NEED to push this button. I bet tons of these products are ruined in-store by impulsive kids (and some adults.) Look, I totally get it, because I really wanted to push it too, but if I did that and did NOT buy it afterwards, I'd feel like a monster. (Which you should.) So into my cart it went! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Candy Cane Slathered in Vick's Vapor Rub With A Listerine Chaser

Super Mint  - H-Mart
We've tried Super Lemon, Super Cola, Super Soda, Super Ginger, and Super Umeboshi. Now, get ready for Super Mint! Hopefully this "powerful" candy can clear the stale blog-post-less air! 
Apparently the "Super" line of candies expanded when I wasn't looking. What used to be big bags of large, round, individually wrapped hard candies, have now added tiny powerful "tablets" to the mix. This new tablet candy comes in a small resealable pouch with the same bizarre pop-art comic-panel branding I know and love. This time we have a starry eye'd male character with a pale green mint motif. It's a little clunky and obnoxious, and I love it. 
"Oh, Powerful Tablet!" The terminology sounds medicinal (and a little sexual), but in theory, these are powerful breath mints. Right? How intense can they be?

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Pocky: Salted Caramel vs Blond Chocolat

Blond Chocolat Pocky
I bought this a LONG time ago, and I am 100% sure it's "expired," but I'm going to eat it anyway. I like to live dangerously.